The Importance of Thermal evaporation
Thermal evaporation involves heating of metals in a vacuum chamber to form desired metal layer. The procedure is mostly done on aluminum. This technique is used to coat metals on surfaces of different objects. Metalizing serves as decorative, functional or protective purposes. To vaporize the coating metal various heating systems are used. Reflective telescopes are made by vacuum metallization where aluminum deposits are used to make large mirrors. When choosing proper vacuum level you have to first eliminate air in the chamber to avoid discolouration that may occur when heating metals at high temperature. If the temperatures are not correct, the metal will vaporize well. The distance which metal travels needs to be increased.
Vacuum metalizing can be used for decorating toys and jewelry to give them a metallic sheen that is highly reflective. The original material is either plastic or metal. Mechanical buffing is not used to make the surface smooth. The outside part of coated metal is called the front face. This part is usually protected with a transparent vanish because the thin decorative coating is not wear resistant. Transparent plastic that is used to cover the back of a dashboard is referred as second surface coating. The exposed plastic part ensures no damage of the important parts. Aluminum is mostly used because of its conductivity, reflectivity and it is stable in air. By adding color on the topcoat vanish it can appear like gold or copper. Apart from aluminum,copper, silver, gold, chromium and cadmium are also used. A continuous process is used to metalize large surfaces.
The material is put in a vaccum chamber and coated on either or both sides. It is important to have large volumes of aluminum for evaporation. Most recently, vacuum metalizing has been widened to include thick films. These coatings are rust resistant. Vacuum metalizing is used in EMI shielding, RFI shielding, ESD shielding and heat shielding. These shielding processes are cost effective and environmentally friendly. EMI/RFI shielding can be used in many industries like telecommunication. Recycling of metalized plastics is possible. The aluminum coating is oxidized as soon as it is exposed to air in the vacuum chamber. The electrical sensitivity will remain constant after initial exposure.
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